Kathleen Mapson | Fine Art Studio



featured_lamps I have a confession: My name is Kathleen and I am a lamp hoarder lover. If I had to identify a single element in the home that I am always drawn to, I would have to say that lamps take me out every time. The shape, the scale, the material, the feel...I just can't help but buy them even if I don't need them. Sigh...

So for Project: Be Our Guest  I had already purchased a set of lamps, but when I saw these beauties for $40 less than what I originally paid, I just knew I had to have them. It was a very pretty teal blue. The lamp shades, mmm...cute, but not my cup of tea!


The shape, the height, the scale...all was dead on. Although the lamps were pretty, I knew I wanted white! A bright, clean, pure white. I figured spray paint and a little lamp shade change action could go along way.  *shrugs shoulders * So why not! Project: Let There Be White - Let's begin!


What You Will Need (to tackle a project like this and you can follow the order too)

  1. Lamps (of course!)
  2. Damp Soft Cloth
    • Wonderful for cleaning lamps. Let dry over night if you can wait!
  3. Painters Tape & Plastic Bag
    • Tape off the electrical opening and about a third of the cord. Place remaining cord in plastic bag. Seal bag to cord with painters tape.
  4. Spray Paint Primer
    • I used Zinser Bull's Eye 1-2-3.
  5. Spray Paint
    • I used Krylon Colormaster White Gloss. Lightly spray around lamp until it is evenly coated.
  6. Lamp Shades


The Results! Instant Love!


Have any other good spray painted projects? If so, let me know. Happy Spraying!

Making Home, Home!